Free Holiday Festivities at the Jepson Jingle, Dec. 2.
Telfair Museums and Libbie Summers invite Savannah to a free holiday tree lighting on Tues. Dec. 2 from 5-7PM in the Eckburg Atrium of Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, 207 West York St.
Summers is partnering with Telfair Museums to create a holiday tree because she was so deeply moved and inspired by the Whitfield Lovell installation, Deep River, currently on display at the Jepson Center.
Summers will cut circular discs or tondos, similar to the tondos in Lovell’s installation, from a tree felled at Bethesda Academy.
Local artists and art teachers will decorate the tondos to create one-of-a-kind ornaments for the grand holiday tree in the atrium of the Jepson Center.
Additionally, aspiring artists from the Savannah public school’s 4th grades have created self-portrait tondo ornaments through Telfair Museums’ 4th grade School Tour Program which will adorn two smaller trees. Telfair serves 2,500 4th graders each year through this program that Telfair has run since the 1930s.
Free admission and light refreshments, graciously provided by the Jepson Café. All galleries will be open to visitors.
The artist-made tondo ornaments will be available for purchase for $25 with all proceeds benefiting the Telfair Museums’ extensive children’s education and outreach programming.
For more information please click here or contact Molly Carrott Taylor, Director of Development, at 912.790.8865.
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Remember: Military – active, reserve, and retired – and their families are invited to Telfair Museums free of charge through November 10, 2015, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Fifth Third Bank (Georgia). Learn more about that here.
Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. on Telfair Square, 912.790.8800, www.telfair.org, Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser
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